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The Resource The Keepers of the House

The Keepers of the House

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The Keepers of the House
Title
The Keepers of the House
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Summary
A "beautifully written" Pulitzer Prize–winning novel about prejudice and a distinguished family's secrets in the American South (The Atlantic Monthly). Seven generations of the Howland family have lived in the Alabama plantation home built by an ancestor who fought for Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812. Over the course of a century, the Howlands accumulated a fortune, fought for secession, and helped rebuild the South, establishing themselves as one of the most respected families in the state. But that history means little to Abigail Howland. The inheritor of the Howland manse, Abigail hides the long-buried secret of her grandfather's thirty-year relationship with his African American mistress. Her fortunes reverse when her family's mixed-race heritage comes to light and her community—locked in the prejudices of the 1960s—turns its back on her. Faced with such deep-seated racism, Abigail is pushed to defend her family at all costs. A "novel of real magnitude," The Keepers of the House is an unforgettable story of family, tradition, and racial injustice set against the richly drawn backdrop of the American South (Kirkus Reviews). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Shirley Ann Grau, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection
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Grau, Shirley Ann
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dictionaries
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
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The Keepers of the House
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:f238010a-f0ca-4a9a-9a98-193d6c3a6997
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781453247204
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optical disk
Label
The Keepers of the House
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f238010a-f0ca-4a9a-9a98-193d6c3a6997
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781453247204
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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